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June 2019
CMS Com­mer­ci­al Glo­bal Bro­chu­re
Com­mer­ci­al law re­aches in­to all sec­tors. It is the co­re of every busi­ness.To­day’s in­cre­a­sin­gly re­gu­la­ted mar­kets de­mand that ope­ra­tors ma­na­ge com­mer­ci­al risk as they work towards their busi­ness ob­jec­tives. Suc­cess de­pends on suc­cess­ful re­la­ti­ons­hips with cust­o­m­ers and sup­p­liers, ba­sed on ef­fec­tive sec­tor-spe­ci­fic contracts. Busi­nes­ses need the right le­gal an­s­wers, groun­ded in the con­text of their spe­ci­fic mar­kets. Our mul­ti­di­sci­pli­na­ry teams are trai­ned to un­der­stand the cul­tu­ral and busi­ness fac­tors im­pac­ting our cli­ents’ com­mer­ci­al ar­ran­ge­ments.
CMS Com­mer­ci­al Law Group: an over­view
At CMS we pri­de our­sel­ves on put­ting the nee­ds and wants of our cli­ents first.With over 3,000 la­wy­ers, across 59 of­fices, CMS is a tru­ly in­ter­na­tio­nal law firm and we ha­ve a gre­at un­der­stan­ding of the cul­tu­ral and busi­ness va­ria­ti­ons that ap­p­ly across the ter­ri­to­ries that we co­ver.  Our CMS Com­mer­ci­al Law Group is de­di­ca­ted to pro­vi­ding sup­port to our cli­ents across all are­as of busi­ness: whe­ther it’s ad­vice on day to day mat­ters such as stan­dard contracts or mo­re stra­te­gic pro­jects such as out­sour­cing.Our cli­ents be­ne­fit from:Glo­bal reach with lo­cal in­sight – our Com­mer­ci­al Law Group is among the lar­gest in the world with over 350 la­wy­ers in 59 of­fices across 33 coun­tries. Our com­mer­ci­al la­wy­ers ha­ve tru­ly in­ter­na­tio­nal ex­pe­ri­ence com­bi­ned with pro­found lo­cal in­sight. We are the­re­fo­re ex­cep­tio­nal­ly well pla­ced to ad­vi­se on mul­ti-ju­ris­dic­tio­nal com­mer­ci­al ar­ran­ge­ments re­qui­ring lo­cal ser­vices and other spe­cia­list ex­per­ti­se.A mar­ket lea­ding in­dus­try sec­tor fo­cu­sed ap­proach – we be­lie­ve a strong un­der­stan­ding of the in­dus­tries in which our cli­ents ope­ra­te is cru­ci­al when it co­mes to pro­vi­ding ef­fec­tive com­mer­ci­al ad­vice. That is why we or­ga­nise our busi­ness along sec­tor li­nes. We bring to­ge­ther in­di­vi­du­als from all prac­tice are­as to fo­cus on a par­ti­cu­lar busi­ness sec­tor. This al­lows us to un­der­stand the spe­ci­fic com­mer­ci­al is­su­es you face in your in­dus­try.Co­or­di­na­ted ser­vices bet­ween our of­fices – we ha­ve a con­sis­tent track re­cord in ad­vi­sing the world’s lar­gest and in­no­va­ti­ve cli­ents on mar­ket-chan­ging busi­ness tran­sac­tions co­re to their busi­ness prac­tices. We en­su­re cli­ents can im­ple­ment pro­jects and in­itia­ti­ves and re­cei­ve joi­ned up ad­vice re­gard­less of ju­ris­dic­tion.
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April 2018
Da­ta Law Na­vi­ga­tor | Über­sicht
Find he­re in­for­ma­ti­on about da­ta pro­tec­tion and cy­ber se­cu­ri­ty laws in va­rious coun­tries world­wi­de: Aus­tria, Bel­gi­um, Bos­nia and Her­ze­go­vina, Bul­ga­ria, Croa­tia, Czech Re­pu­blic, Fran­ce, Ger­ma­ny, Hun­ga­ry, Ita­ly, Lu­xem­bourg, Mon­te­ne­gro, The Nether­lands, Po­la
02 Juni 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to Pay­ment Term Le­gis­la­ti­on
January 2019
Das Span­nungs­feld zwi­schen der DS­GVO und dem Auf­kom­men von Block­chain-Tech­no­lo­gi­en...
Die Pu­bli­ka­ti­on “The ten­si­on bet­ween GD­PR and the ri­se of block­chain tech­no­lo­gies” geht auf Fra­gen ein, die sich aus dem Span­nungs­feld zwi­schen DS­GVO und Block­chain er­ge­ben.
21 Mai 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to Au­to­no­mous Ve­hi­cles
This CMS Ex­pert Gui­de brings to­ge­ther ana­ly­sis from le­gal ex­perts across our in­ter­na­tio­nal net­work on the le­gal re­qui­re­ments that must be ob­ser­ved for tes­ting and using AVs at dif­fe­rent le­vels of au­to­ma­ti­on.
August 2018
Sum­mer of sports 2018 (Pu­bli­ka­ti­on auf Eng­lisch)
27 März 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to Force Ma­jeu­re
Juli 2018
Fin­ding the ba­lan­ce: hu­man touch ver­sus high tech (Pu­bli­ka­ti­on auf Eng­lisch)
Mill­en­ni­als und die Zu­kunft von Ho­tel­le­rie und Gast­ge­wer­be
03 Februar 2020
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to 5G
5G: Across coun­tries, so­me tech­ni­cal pa­ra­me­ters are com­mon; the sa­me can­not be said for re­gu­la­ti­on. Find he­re a gui­de about the key 5G re­la­ted re­gu­la­to­ry po­si­ti­ons being ta­ken in 40 ju­ris­dic­tions.
June 2018
De­li­ver­ing qua­li­ty ad­vice you can act on
An­nu­al Re­view 2017 – 2018 (Pu­bli­ka­ti­on auf Eng­lisch)
28 Oktober 2019
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to Dis­tri­bu­ti­on
Jan 2018
Net­work Sharing 3.0 (Pu­bli­ka­ti­on auf Eng­lisch)
CMS is de­ligh­ted to be pre­sen­ting this third edi­ti­on of its stu­dy on the sharing of tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on net­works in the EU and selec­ted ter­ri­to­ries around the world. Down­load he­re!
01 November 2015
CMS Ex­pert Gui­de to War­ran­ties in Sup­p­ly Contracts
The fol­lo­wing CMS Gui­de on War­ran­ties in Sup­p­ly Contracts il­lus­tra­tes the le­gal con­di­ti­ons for sup­p­ly agree­ments in se­veral Eu­ro­pean coun­tries.